Hear the author and have your book(s) autographed!

Join travel guru Rick Steves as he reviews the most important practical travel skills to help turn your European travel dreams into smooth and affordable reality. For areas from Amsterdam to Venice and many points between, Rick Steves offers travel tips and cautionary tales! Freshly back from his travels, he’ll explain the practical, money-saving ins and outs of independent travel. His 90-minute seminar is packed with tips on getting the most out of every mile, minute, and dollar on your next trip.

Acclaimed guidebook author and travel TV and radio host Rick Steves is America’s most respected authority on European travel. Steves took his first trip to Europe in 1969, visiting piano factories with his father, a piano importer. As an 18-year-old, he realized, “I don’t need my parents to travel!” Rick began traveling on his own, funding his trips by teaching piano lessons. In 1976, he started Europe Through the Back Door, a business which has grown from a one-man operation to a company with a staff of 80 full-time, well-travelled employees at his headquarters in Edmonds, Washington. There he produces more than 50 guidebooks on European travel, the most popular travel series in America on public television, a weekly hour-long national public radio show, a weekly column syndicated by the Chicago Tribune, and free travel information available through his travel center and website, www.ricksteves.com.

Because of the author’s popularity, this event is being held at Bellingham High School downtown; tickets are $5 and available at Village Books and online at Brown Paper Tickets. Doors open at 6:30pm, event is at 7pm. Proceeds will benefit Bellingham High School’s PTSA.

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